A Season of Healing
ORCMA's 2021–2022 subscription season is indeed a season of healing. We begin with Music Director Dan Allcott leading the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus in music left behind by the pandemic in 2020: Finlandia and Symphony No. 3 by Jean Sibelius, and Concerto "From the Blue Ridge" by Jeff Midkiff.
Throughout the season you'll enjoy a variety of soloists: special guests Jeff Midkiff, virtuoso mandolin player, and rising star cellist Joshua Kováč, as well as our own soloists Shelby Shankland, flute; Karen Kartal, violin; Christy Graffeo, viola; and Theodore Kartal, cello.
The Chamber Music Series includes the spectacular Ensemble Schumann, Cumberland Piano Trio, Harlem Quartet, and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
Choral Director Brenda Luggie leads the Oak Ridge Chorus in its continuing collaborations with Roane Choral Society in concerts entitled Beginnings, The Journey, and Endings & New Beginnings. Favorites you'll hear include Handel's Messiah and Fauré's Requiem.
ORCMA's diversity initiative enables each concert to include at least one selection by a composer or arranger from an underrepresented group in our industry. You won't want to miss music by acclaimed composers Kathryn Bostic, Jennifer Jolley, Takuma Itoh, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jessie Montgomery, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Jorge Variego, and more, across all subscription series.
Highlights of our educational programming are our Free Family Concert: Thrills & Super Powers, and Jeff Midkiff's mandolin workshop.
Subscriptions are available for purchase. Click on the blue link below to print the 2021–2022 Subscription Purchase Form. Make your selections, and then mail in your order. Purchasers of the Symphony & Chorus Series receive the extra concert Beginnings: Messiah free. As always, youths 18 and younger attend our subscription concerts free of admission charge. Wear your mask and plan to experience the healing power of music with the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.